Douglas H. Deutschman, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Resources, College of Sciences
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996
Conservation biology, population dynamics, and biostatistics.
Prior to joining San Diego State University, Douglas Deutschman was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematical Ecology from Cornell University in 1996 and holds MS degrees in both Ecology and Statistics. His research focuses on mathematical, computational, and statistical approaches to topics in ecology and conservation biology. The goal of this work is to address today’s pressing environmental challenges with data-driven solutions based on a rigorous analysis of field surveys and experiments.
Douglas Deutschman has authored/co-authored 60 publications and technical reports in conservation, ecology, and statistics, many with SDSU students as co-authors. In the past five years, he has received nearly $2 million dollars in research funding and traineeships. This research has been funded by a wide array of agencies including local governments (San Diego Association of Governments), state and federal agencies (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA, National Parks Service, and NSF), and NGO’s (The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society).
Douglas has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate student. During his tenure at SDSU, he has supervised four Ph.D. and 25 M.S. students. He has also served on 44 other graduate committees in biology and across the university. In 2007, he received the SDSU Exemplary Graduate Advisor award. Douglas has taught a lower division course in biostatistics, as well as upper division / graduate classes in biostatistics, advanced biostatistics, plant ecology, and principles of ecology. In 2014, he received the President’s Leadership Award for Faculty Excellence.
Douglas has served in a variety of capacities on the University Senate. He was chair of the Senate (2015-2016), chair of the Academic Resources and Planning Committee (2013-2015), and served on task forces on budget transparency (2014) and student evaluations of teaching (2015). He has also served on the President’s budget advisory committee, the tenure-track planning committee, and the campus fee advisory committee. Douglas serves as a Judicial Hearing Officer for the Center for Students Rights and Responsibilities. He also lived on campus as a Faculty in Residence. Douglas Deutschman brings this diversity of experience to his role as Associate Dean of the College of Sciences.
Department of Biology